The three main ERC frontier research grants will be available under Work Programme 2018: Starting; Consolidator; and Advanced Grants.
In addition, building on the experience of the 2012 and 2013 pilot Synergy Grant calls, a Synergy Grant call for groups of two to four Principal Investigators to jointly address ambitious research problems will be reintroduced under Work Programme 2018.
Restrictions on applications will apply to the 2018 calls based on the outcome of the evaluation of previous calls –see restrictions on submission of proposals under “Eligibility criteria” below.
ERC Principal Investigators will also continue to be able to apply for Proof of Concept Grants.
Beneficiaries of ERC frontier research grants funded under this Work Programme will automatically be covered by the provisions on research data sharing unless they specifically decide to opt-out – see section on open access under “Objectives and Principles of ERC Funding” below.
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